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July 15th, 2014 32 comments

Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror (12th Doctor novel)


Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror (12th Doctor novel) (Hardback)

“Well, I doubt you’ll ever see a bigger insect.”

Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. ‘Mummy there’s a daddy longlegs in my room!’ Then the screaming starts… Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous.

But it isn’t the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor. It isn’t the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous.

With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War, no one is safe.

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  • The Flying Shark

    April 12th, 2016 - 7:04pm

    I got the paperback version of this book yesterday from Botany Bay for £3.99.

    • The Flying Shark

      June 12th, 2017 - 4:31pm

      Got the hardback today from an Age UK Charity Shop for £1.99!

  • Antonio Zambonini

    October 4th, 2014 - 7:05pm

    Awazing book def recomend it awesome ferum of second world war and spipers,moscitos

  • Radburn

    September 10th, 2014 - 6:42pm

    A day to go BBCShop…

  • Antonio Zambonini

    September 5th, 2014 - 9:12pm

    Found this and another one today so happy 🙂

  • The Council of sandshoes

    August 11th, 2014 - 10:20pm

    Looks awesome .


    July 16th, 2014 - 6:08pm

    not going near that book. not a spider fan! i was terrified of the racnoss

    • The Council of sandshoes

      August 11th, 2014 - 10:22pm

      Itll just be like planet of the spiders but alot scaryer .does anyone else think capaldis gonna be like john pertwee

  • the astronaut of death

    July 15th, 2014 - 8:31pm

    Come on capaldi , crack a smile

  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    July 15th, 2014 - 6:36pm

    I love this picture of Capaldi

  • RexisnotyourDoctor

    July 15th, 2014 - 2:03pm

    Nice to see some new shots of Capaldi in costume. The white shirt/cardie variant of the costume is definitely my favourite.
    Mike Tucker’s written some good Who novels in the past so I’ll probably be picking this one up.

  • TC200

    July 15th, 2014 - 12:29pm

    is that the font on web of fear

  • Anonymous

    June 3rd, 2014 - 7:54am

    lol 🙂

  • Moodbeam

    June 2nd, 2014 - 11:03pm

    Will we get a longer novel more akin to Silent Stars and Terraphiles this year?

    • The TARDIS

      June 3rd, 2014 - 6:41am

      I think that is Engines of War.

    • The Council of sandshoes

      August 12th, 2014 - 8:16pm

      Has anyone read the dalek generation its awesome

  • VespiformsSting

    June 2nd, 2014 - 10:41pm

    Funny my first thought was ancient symbols, world war two mystery….its the Curse of Fenric…. but it seems to have borrowed quite a few old ‘Who’ ideas…

    Have to be honest Ive looked at these ‘new adventure’ books at various stages since they first stared the TimeWyrm series and Ive not really liked any of the ones Ive read that much….

    • Sam Richard Bentley

      June 2nd, 2014 - 10:57pm

      May I suggest a couple that I thought were exceptionally good?

      My favourite, out of them all, is ‘Touched by an Angel’ by Jonathon Morris – I read it back in 2012, and it broke my heart. I won’t spoil anything for you, but it is easily one of the most like-the-show tie-in books there are.

      Another great one is ‘Nuclear Time’ by Oli Smith – a timey-wimey extravaganza, in my opinion. Lot’s of bit’s where it things don’t get explained until much later in the books.

      I don’t know if you’ll like them, but I’d suggest them to anyone!

    • ParadigmDalek1325

      July 15th, 2014 - 2:09pm

      Touched by an Angel is my favourite and is worth the read indeed! I quite liked “Night of the Humans”, that had a good atmospheric vibe! And I thought “Borrowed Time” was good too!

      By the way, this cover looks fantastic!

  • Radburn

    June 2nd, 2014 - 9:36pm

    Sounds like a touch of Quatermass in this one…

    • Clive Radburn

      September 8th, 2014 - 12:06pm

      hi, intresting. My surname is Radburn and I am a Dr Who Fan

  • the eternal doctor

    June 2nd, 2014 - 8:32pm

    some of the doctor who books are hard to understand but the silent stars go by was good maby this might be better

    • Trenzalore

      June 2nd, 2014 - 8:34pm

      I read the silent stars go by but I found it really hard to get into to be honest. Wasn’t really my thing though.

  • the astronaut of death

    June 2nd, 2014 - 6:53pm

    I am not really a fan of these books

    but the 11th doctor novel ,nothing o clock , was good

    • Al

      June 2nd, 2014 - 10:22pm

      Keep in mind Nothing O’Clock was a short story/novella. This is a full length book. It’s like trying to compare a two-episode Classic Era story with a 6-parter.

  • Doctorfan

    June 2nd, 2014 - 4:42pm

    Might be web planet/planets of giants sort of book

  • Doctor Simeon

    June 2nd, 2014 - 4:39pm

    I was speaking to Mike Tucker about this yesterday, he’s doing the cover for it 🙂

  • TheWhomobile

    June 2nd, 2014 - 4:01pm

    My mind turns to the Third Doctor story the Green Death with the mutated insects 🙂

    • Robert Adams AKA Sutekh

      June 3rd, 2014 - 5:38pm

      Oh my. Oh my oh my oh my. Don’t. Say. Eight. Legs.

  • biggestwhofanever

    June 2nd, 2014 - 3:53pm

    i think it doesn’t sound as interesting as the other books but i am rather creeped out by daddy longlegs so i’m still getting it!

  • Dalek1234

    June 2nd, 2014 - 3:14pm

    that’s sounds good!

    • Dalek1234

      June 2nd, 2014 - 3:15pm

      I remember when I once called out “mummy there’s a daddy longlegs in my room”! when I was 5. I still remember being scared of daddy longlegs so I may not get this!

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